So I decided to track down the History of tattoos and see if I am the only one that is addicted to body ART...and where and when did this phenomenon start...
a brief history of tattoos
the word tattoo is said to has two major derivations- from the polynesian word ta which means striking something and the tahitian word tatau which means to mark something the history of tattoo began over 5000 years ago and is as diverse as the people who wear them.
|Female Hawaian Hula Dancer|
Tattoos are created by inserting colored materials beneath the skins surface the first tattoos probably were created by accident someone had a small wound, and rubbed it with a hand that was dirty with soot and ashes from the fire once the wound had healed, they saw that a mark stayed permanently.
So now me ....what is it with me and these tattoos ... well the bottom line is its my other art I love the designs and the artists who take the time to learn this craft fascinate me and we share a common passion ART. Many tattoo artist start out as artist who take their amazing art and tattoo them onto people... http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000375528548#!/jamilramsey
Here are a few of my recent tattoos.....
In the end my passion for my other ART- Tattoo Art is not only about me being able to wear ART all the time but it is also sexy and makes me feel sexy and I love them. So don't judge me...lol give it a try you might like it :-)
For more info http://www.designboom.com/history/tattoo_history.html
I also found an article that actually talks about the growing change in acceptance of tattoos in our society http://www.tattooartist.com/history.html
What do you think do or dont tattoo??